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September 5, 2018
Norbord’s ‘Thank A Framer’ campaign is giving the US more framers to thank
With over 200,000 construction jobs vacant, the home building industry needs to train more Americans to fill these positions. Last year, Norbord launched the #ThankAFramer Campaign to raise awareness and donated US$1.1 million to the Home Builders Institute (HBI) to train framers to alleviate the labor shortage.
“Last year’s Thank A Framer video has been an enormous success with over 4 million views,” said Peter Wijnbergen, Norbord’s President and CEO. “Thanks to our partnership with HBI, we have already graduated students from training centers in Houston and Tampa who will be the next generation of framers to join the workforce. We will continue to partner with the HBI to train more Americans to become framers.”
To support the campaign, visit www.thankaframer.com to watch the video and join us in our mission to create awareness and encourage young people to enter the trades.